Honoring Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month!

May 29, 2024

Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month is recognized each May to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of the AAPI community.

At Sierra Donor Services, AAPI Heritage Month is also a time to raise awareness about the importance of organ, eye and tissue donation and the health disparities that exist within the AAPI community and other communities of color.

Despite the high need, AAPIs are less likely to register as organ donors compared to other racial and ethnic groups due to several factors, including cultural beliefs, language barriers and a lack of awareness about organ donation.

To honor AAPI Heritage Month and encourage more AAPIs to register as donors, Sierra Donor Services highlighted individuals and organizations that help to encourage lifesaving organ, eye and tissue donations in our community.

We also engaged our partnerships with local AAPI organizations like the Philippine Nurses Association, the Association of Physicians of Indian Origin and the Sacramento Asian Chamber of Commerce to distribute organ donor registration materials.

Together, we are using our voices to save more lives than ever!

About Sierra Donor Services

Sierra Donor Services (SDS) serves nearly three million people in Northern California and Northern Nevada. We are an exceptional team of professionals dedicated to saving and improving lives by connecting organ and tissue donation to the patients who need them. We strive to extend the reach of each generous donor’s gift to those who are always profoundly grateful for them.

#BeTheGift that saves lives!

When you register as an organ, eye and tissue donor, you leave a lasting legacy and bring hope to those waiting.

To access the National Registry, click here.